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Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial Sale

Massive discount on the Soup2Nuts Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial Course

Who knew learning could be this much fun?

Christmas is in sight. (Shakes head. Where did the year go? Again!)

And trying to find fun and interesting gifts for all your special someones can often be challenging.

So here’s a fun idea for a gift for your Mum, sister or special girlfriend (or for you, for that matter).

My Step by Step Digital Scrapbooking Course is a ‘soup to nuts’ digital scrapbooking course which will take you or your lucky someone from complete beginner to being an advanced digital scrapbooker in 25 easy lessons.

The 2012 Chri8stmas Special has finished

But you can still get a great discount on the Soup2Nuts  tutorials here

  • You get 50 videos (2 per lesson) which will take you by the hand and guide you easily through all the tricks and techniques to creating your own fantastic, unique and super-personal digital scrapbook layouts in Photoshop Elements. And these special creations can then be easily shared with all your family and friends.
  • As well, each lesson comes with a full sized complementary digital scrapbooking kit which includes all the elements that are used in making the demonstration scrapbook layout as well as many more so that you can customize and personalize your own versions. That’s 25 complementary digital scrapbook kits!
  • Plus you get a Techniques Sheet which you can print out and keep handy as you create your own digital scrapbook layouts .

The 2012 Chri8stmas Special has finished

But you can still get a great discount on the Soup2Nuts  tutorials here

And if you want to give this Special Christmas Gift to someone special in your life, you also get this Gift Card which you can print out and give to your Special Someone.

Each of these tutorials sell for $4.50 when purchased individually ($112.50 in total) and if you purchase the whole Soup2Nuts Course the normal price is $99.50 saving $13.

But the Step by Step Digital Scrapbook Soup2Nuts Course can be yours for just $69.50 if you buy before 24 December 2012.

That’s a further $30 reduction.

Bringing your total saving to a massive $43!

I only ever run a special deal on these tutorials at Christmas.

So if you’ve been toying with the idea of joining in all the fun of digital scrapbooking and making wonderful scrapbook layouts that you can share with all your friends and family, there’s never going to be a better time.

Remember on Christmas Day the price will bounce right back to the full price. That’s guaranteed!

So don’t miss out because the price will definitely be going back up again on Christmas Day.

The 2012 Chri8stmas Special has finished

But you can still get a great discount on the Soup2Nuts  tutorials here

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial – Blending photos into the background

One of the many things I love about digital scrapbooking is blending.

You can blend several background papers together using different blending modes to give you a whole different looking paper.

And another very cool blending idea is to blend your photo into the background for a really funky look.

 

Blending photo into the background

Here’s how you do it I’ve used Photoshop Elements but this will work with any software program that lets you work with layers):

1. Open a new Scrapbook layout file and drag onto it the background paper of your choice.

2. Now drag your photo on and position/resize to suit your layout. Remember you’re going to remove a lot of the area around your focal subject so you may need to make the photo a bit larger than you otherwise would.

3. Select the Eraser tool from your tool bar and choose a grungy style brush from the drop down list in the top menu bar.

4. Now reduce the opacity of the brush in the menu bar. Probably 10-30% is a good range. If you don’t like it you can always back out of what you’ve done with the Undo button or Ctrl+Z keys.

5. Increase the size of the brush using the slider in the top menu bar or by pressing the ] key on your keyboard.

6. Now, with your photo layer selected, start dabbing around your photo with the Eraser brush. Start at the outside and work inwards. Don’t be too fussed on being precise, the effect you’re looking for is not one of precision. You’ll probably want to go over the outside edges several times so that you lose the hard edge of the photo. You can remove however much or little of the background as you like to give you the effect that you want.

7. Finally you can reduce the opacity of the photo a little to let it blend even more with the background. Just play with the opacity slider in your layers palette until you get the result that you like.

If you’re someone who picks things up more easily with visuals rather than text you might like to check out my Step by Step Digital Scrapbook Intermediate Tutorial 3 which shows you step by step how to do this (as well as some other very cool techniques you may find handy)

If you think this tutorial was useful please let me know in the comments below, otherwise I don’t know if I’m just talking to myself or not.

Other related articles:

How to blend your background papers – Scrapbook video tutorial

How to Digital Scrapbook – from Soup to Nuts


Give yourself a gift this Christmas

Give yourself the fun of digital scrapbooking with the Step by Step Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial Course.

Who knew learning could be this much fun?

Christmas is in sight.

You’ve spent the last month running around like a mad thing buying gifts for your nearest and dearest.

Now it’s time for you.

Give yourself this fabulous opportunity to learn how to digital scrapbook with these super easy to follow video tutorials.

My Step by Step Digital Scrapbook  is a ‘soup to nuts’ digital scrapbooking course which will take you from complete beginner to being an advanced digital scrapbooker in 25 easy lessons.

Christmas Special is over but you can still save when you purchase the Soup to Nuts Digital Scrapbook Course

You’ll get 50 videos (2 per lesson) which will take you by the hand and guide you easily through all the tricks and techniques to creating your own fantastic, unique and super-personal digital scrapbook layouts in Photoshop Elements. And these special creations can then be easily shared with all your family and friends.

As well, each lesson comes with a full sized complementary digital scrapbooking kit which includes all the elements that are used in making the demonstration scrapbook layout as well as many more so that you can customize and personalize your own versions. That’s 25 complementary digital scrapbook kits!

Plus you’ll get a Techniques Sheet which you can print out and keep handy as you create your own digital scrapbook layouts .

Christmas Special is over but you can still save when you purchase the Soup to Nuts Digital Scrapbook Course

And if you want to give this Special Christmas Gift to someone special in your life, you’ll also get this Gift Card which you can print out and give to your Special Someone.


Each of these tutorials sell for $4.50 when purchased individually ($112.50 in total) and if you purchase the whole Soup2Nuts Course the normal price is $99.50 saving $13.

But the Step by Step Digital Scrapbook Soup2Nuts Course can be yours for just $79.50 if you buy before 24 December 2011. That’s a further $20 reduction.

Bringing your total saving to a massive $33!

I’ve only ever made this special price offer once before and that was last Christmas. Chances are you won’t see it again before Christmas 2012

So if you’ve been toying with the idea of joining in all the fun of digital scrapbooking and making wonderful scrapbook layouts that you can share with all your firends and family, there’s never going to be a better time.

Remember on Christmas Day the price will bounce right back to the full price.

So don’t miss out because the price will definitely be going back up again on Christmas Day.

Christmas Special is over but you can still save when you purchase the Soup to Nuts Digital Scrapbook Course

Digital Scrapbook Freebie

Garden Party Cupcake Mini Album Template

I had this cool idea for making a cup cake shaped mini album and I just had to share it with you.

I’ve taken the cup cake element from the Garden Party Mega Scrapbook Kit and turned it into a digital scrapbooking template which you can download by clicking on the image below (And if you’re not a member of the Garden Party you really should be. Just enter your first name and email address in the box at the top right of this page and you’ll start receiving heaps of cool digital scrapbook freebies) . Please note this is a PSD file so it will work with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. I can’t guarantee it to work with other programs.

To make this cute mini album you just open the free digital scrapbooking template file and duplicate the file .

Now drag the digital paper of your choice onto the duplicate template.

Position your paper layer over the ‘frosting’ layer of the template and clip them together (Ctrl+G then Ctrl+E)

Do the same thing for the base of the cake.

Now merge the two layers together (Layer>Merge Visible)

Tip: If you’d like to get a visual step by step instruction of this technique you can find it in Step by Step Digital Scrapbook Intermediate Tutorials 11.

Duplicate this file and flip the image horizontally (Image>Rotate>Flip Horizontally)

You’ve now made a double page spread.

Repeat the above steps using the same papers or using complementary papers. I made my album using different papers from the Garden Party Kit as they all coordinate so well together.

You can now print and cut these pages out and add photos and embellishments using paper scrapbooking techniques, or you can use the cup cake shaped pages as backgrounds to create digitally scrapbook pages for your album before printing them out, as I have done.

Whichever approach you use I recommend you use a 190-240 gsm weight paper. I usually use a satin or gloss finish to get a really rich color. And make sure you choose the best quality print mode.

Once you’ve cut out your pages it’s time to assemble your album.

Arrange your pages in the order you want. You will notice that the left pages are different to the right pages. So make sure you match them up correctly.

Now glue the pages back to back

And finally punch a hole through all the pages at the edge where they meet in the centre. Insert a jump ring or tie with some ribbon and you’ve got a cute mini album.

This would make a great gift for a grandparent. You could theme it with photos from the grandchildren’s birthday parties or you might make a recipe book with all the  sweet treats your family loves. The choices are endless.

And if you make your album using The Garden Party I’d really love it if you’d post a picture on the Garden Party Facebook Page.

Let me know how you go.

Other related Articles:

The Ultimate Scrapbook Freebie

How to Digital Scrapbook – From Soup 2 Nuts

How to Digital Scrapbook – From Soup 2 Nuts

One of the most satisfying things about running Scraps of Mind and Step by Step Digital Scrapbook is that I get to help people to surprise and amaze themselves at what they can do.

Marilyn, from Georgia in the US, is a perfect example of this.

Marilyn has been a paper scrapbooker for the past two years and then she decided that she wanted to branch out and try digital scrapbooking on her computer. But as you can see below Marilyn found herself with a few challenges in getting herself up to speed with digital scrapbooking.

When I first started I created all my pages by hand cutting and pasting every piece, as you know this took hours just to do one scrapbook page.  Then I began to start working with my computer to do all the pages, but I wanted to learn more. I invested many dollars into on line lessons that were so advanced that I could not understand what they were trying to teach me.

So she was pretty frustrated by the time she arrived at my Step by Step Digital Scrapbook site, following a recommendation from some of the people in the scrapbooking groups she belongs to.

Anyway she started out with the Beginners Tutorial course and before long she was working her way through the whole Soup2Nuts deal.

Check out the Step By Step Digital Scrapbook

Soup to Nuts Tutorial Package here

She describes the course here:

The levels advance from lesson to lesson starting with Beginners, Intermediate, then to Advance. Each section has several lessons teaching different and new ways to do projects. I have really enjoyed and understood each new thing that Karen is teaching.  Thank you Karen for each and every new lesson and video.

As well as the glowing words, Marilyn also sent me copies of some of her layouts which she has submitted into the challenges run by her scrapbooking groups. I think you’ll agree she’s done a great job with these.

Click on the thumbnails to see a bigger version of the layout then hit the Back button to return to the post)

In just a couple of short months Marilyn has gone from Zero to Hero as a Digital Scrapbooker. And I am seriously chuffed to have helped her to get there.

For those of you who are wanting to create super layouts like Marilyn’s but maybe think that you’re not computer savvy or technical enough to do it why not try out my first Beginners Tutorial which will guide you to making your very first digital scrapbook layout.

You’ll fall off your chair in amazement at what you can do. And once you pick yourself back up off the floor You can either move on to the rest of the Beginners Tutorials or you can get the full Soup to Nuts Tutorial Package which comes with discount and a bonus Techniques Sheet. And I’ll deduct the cost of the Beginners Tutorials you’ve already purchased.

So now you can become a digital scrapbooker the easy and no risk way.

Take a look at the Step By Step Digital Scrapbook

Soup to Nuts Tutorial Package now